Saturday brush fire in Hanapēpē put out by firefighters, landowner
A brush fire that broke out Saturday night near on property owned by Gay & Robinson near Salt Pond Beach Park in Hanapēpē was put out by firefighters and company personnel.
About 10 acres was scorched, with no injuries reported and no structures affected.
The Kauaʻi Fire Department got the call at approximately 6:45 p.m. Personnel from the Hanapēpē and Kalāheo fire stations, and the on-duty Battalion Chief responded.
Hanapēpē firefighters were first on scene, and found a ring of burning brush approximately 75 feet in diameter. Due to the blaze’s location, firefighters extended their hose lines and shuttled water from engine to engine. Engine 5 pumped its tank into Engine 6 and refilled three times during the response.
Firefighters soon gained control of the blaze when heavy equipment operated by Gay and Robinson personnel arrived.
With assistance from Gay and Robinson personnel utilizing a water tender and grader, firefighters fully extinguished the fire.
The scene was cleared shortly after 9 p.m. No road closures were reported during the response.
The cause of the fire is undetermined.